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Star Reloaders / Re: New indexer
« on: January 01, 2024, 09:40:32 pm »

Any idea how many others competitors are using this?

Where was the match located?

Good luck.

It was developed so those of use with a 32swl pistol receiver/bolt and a 32acp barrel can use the 60gr -78gr projectiles. Only two of us that I know of are using it.
I was told about it at a match in the Puyallup area of Western Washington State.
The gentleman that developed the round is machining 32swl brass down to his chamber depth. I'm using S&W short brass and polymer coated projectiles with no issues.

Problems with Pardini's are magazine adjustment to get the 32acp to work and you have to buy a 32acp upper.$$$.
My Walther GSP and Erma ESP-85a would need the 32swl bolt face TIG welded and re-machined into a 32acp rim diameter - I'm a TIG welder, but don't want modify them.

I didn't want to name names as they can respond if they want.

Star Reloaders / Re: New indexer
« on: January 01, 2024, 12:51:32 am »
I give up, what is 32 Baczuk Special?

First, I have started labeling everything, so that when I croak my kids know what it is - Star 32acp dies and a 32Long shell plate. Easy to configure for the acp or long rounds.
The Baczuk Spl is an NRA centerfire bullseye round developed to use in a 32Long pistol (boltface) with a 32acp barrel chamber allowing the use of 60gr - 78gr projectiles.
32Long brass is cut down to 32acp chamber spec.
I have welded up one Walther bolt that was re-machined into a 32acp boltface and didn't want to do that on my Erma.
I was told about the round at a match and decided to try it - it's very accurate!
Hope this explains it's development.

Star Reloaders / Re: New indexer
« on: December 27, 2023, 08:00:17 am »
I decided to purchase an Index Assistor and am very happy with it. I load two types of .32 rounds and indexing by hand leads to spilled powder once in a while.
In use - after removing the crimped/finished round, I push the Assistor and never spilled any powder out of 50 of these short cases.
It's well made and very smooth in use.


Star Reloaders / New indexer
« on: November 28, 2023, 12:55:15 am »
I saw this on Ebay and am not affiliated.

Index Assistor for the Star Progressive Reloader and Universal Reloader by New Iron Machine & Design.

Star Reloaders / Re: Progressive Stand
« on: October 20, 2023, 01:01:24 am »
Dimensional Information.

Star Reloaders / Re: Progressive Stand
« on: October 20, 2023, 12:52:25 am »
Here's how I mounted my Stars on 4" tall Inline Fabrication stands. I have seen a picture of Inline making the same.
If you have a drill press and layout tools it's easy to do. I bought 10" round disc's off Ebay. A 9" disc will work, but you can't drill and tap for the Indexer support screw.

Star Reloaders / Re: Progressive Stand
« on: September 30, 2023, 07:47:03 am »
Yes, it's bolted to the circular plate which is bolted to the 4" Inline Fabrication stand.
It sits on a wood base, so it can be clamped to my reloading bench.

Star Reloaders / Re: Progressive Stand
« on: September 29, 2023, 09:43:44 pm »
Inline Fabrication has stand solution. If you mount it to your bench you will need a hole for the spent primers to fall through.
Additionally, I deprime on a Lee APP and wet tumble the brass to prevent spent primer dust from wearing out the Star base.

Star Reloaders / Re: Dillon 223 conversion of a Star
« on: April 11, 2023, 05:47:38 pm »
Sorry, should have included a picture. Wrong audience for the blue catalog.
Full disclosure - I have a 1050 and two 1000's, but hopefully get some cred back owning 5 Stars!

Star Reloaders / Dillon 223 conversion of a Star
« on: April 07, 2023, 03:05:33 pm »
In the current April 2023 Dillon catalog on page 87 is a picture of his Star conversion. Hidden behind the book is some linkage that is attached to the crankshaft. Does anyone have a picture or know what it activated?
Scott - the guy who looks at each powder charge, ha, ha.

Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: Powder Check
« on: February 01, 2023, 11:32:08 am »
My presses are mounted 90 degrees clockwise, which enables me to see into the case after the powder drop.
Press lever in left hand and bullets in right hand.

Star Reloaders / Re: 223 conversion parts
« on: January 05, 2023, 07:49:47 pm »
I live near where Berdon made his version and purchased a few of them in pieces from a partner.
I kept the one for .223 and gave the others to a friend to monkey with.
They are crudely made compared to Star, but I can machine/weld better parts where needed.
They have more travel than a Star. Check out the gun shows, so could be an option for those wanting one .

Star Reloaders / Re: New Member, "New" Star
« on: March 28, 2022, 01:31:00 am »
Same setup as mine, nice and solid.
Turn the press 90 degrees clockwise and you can see the powder charge for safety.
It also allows you to operate the handle with your left hand and place boolits with you right hand.
Hope this helps

Star Reloaders / Re: Moon Unit Bolt Replacement
« on: December 24, 2020, 01:18:35 pm »
Which bolt? You can get #'s 1 & 3 at any good hardware store.
#2: Is a custom made bolt
Hope this helps,

Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: Loading Hi-Tek coated bullets
« on: December 06, 2020, 03:27:10 pm »
Hi Warren,
I made my expander out of A10 tool steel.
There are members on this forum that make parts for sale. Hopefully one of them can help you out.
I used Brazos 160's at 25yds last season. My 50yd load with 180's actually had less felt recoil.
Hope this helps,

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